Reforms to controversial counter terrorism laws in the UK will be announced by the British government today.
Stop and searches by police on counter terrorism grounds will be suspended in all but a few exceptionary circumstances.
The review of legislation had been postponed as politicians have struggled to compromise between tackling terrorism and protecting human and civil rights.
Reforming control orders for suspected terrorists have been caused the most debate as the government tries to agree on a better method of monitoring suspects.
Electronic tagging, a ban on overseas travel and visiting certain people or places is expected to remain part of the order, but curfew restrictions are likely to be reduced.
In Northern Ireland, stop and searches on terrorism-related grounds are suspended after the European Court of Human Rights deemed that the legislation was illegal as it �lacked adequate legal safeguards against abuse�.
The PSNI said at the time they would use other existing legislation to continue stop and searches to prevent terrorism.
Stop and searches are likely to remain in place in a limited capacity such as events like the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
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